Sixth through twelfth grade students are welcome to research at HSP. Admission is free and beginning on Wednesday, October 3, Student Mentors are available to help guide these young scholars in their work with historical primary sources. Mentors act as a "research buddy" introducing HSP and its different sources to students, working with them to transcribe old handwriting, and encouraging them to think about how to interpret a source.
Student Mentors are volunteers who give time between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. They include retired teachers, university education majors, and researchers. Each fall, student from Temple's School of Education act as mentors as part of their pre-student teaching experience.
So if your secondary students are doing primary source research, for National History Day or some other project, encourage them to visit us on Wednesdays!